Plan for 150 homes at Sherburn in Elmet leads to objections over traffic

Plan for 150 homes leads to objections over traffic

Plan for 150 homes leads to objections over traffic

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DETAILED plans for 150 new homes near Selby have been submitted by developers.

The scheme would see the new homes built by Redrow Homes on unused arable land in the Moor Lane area of Sherburn in Elmet.

An outline planning application for the construction of 498 homes on land between Moor Lane and Low Street was approved by Selby District Council at the end of 2012, and a number of homes have already been built, with the latest 150 homes seen as the first part of phase two of the development.

The design statement filed with the application states that the 150 new homes will be a mix of sizes, with four one-bedroom houses, 19 two-bedroom houses, 36 three-bedroom and 91 four-bedroom houses.

Of these, all one and two-bedroom homes would be available as affordable housing, as would 13 of the three-bedroom homes - meaning just under a quarter of the new development would be affordable homes.

A number of local residents have objected to the proposed development, with Helga Richardson of Eversley Court saying she objected to the development: "unless Redrow Homes also include provision to add additional facilities to the village such as improved transport links, shopping, schools, and health facilities".

Lynne Buchanan, of Carousel Walk, said: "The village is not designed or currently built in such a way that it can accommodate the associated increase in traffic, parking, people. It is already a very busy village centre and parking is already at a premium, and it is hazardous to both pedestrians and drivers alike - even now without this increase."

Objections have also been logged against "an increase in traffic which is bound to happen with the influx of new residents", which would make Sherburn in Elmet "totally non-pedestrian friendly".

A study by police into the area in response to the plans said it was "an area of risk in respect of crime and disorder", and "already places a significant demand on police resources", with figures for the 12 months to the end of February this year showing 233 crimes nearby - mainly theft, criminal damage, violence and burglary.

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